Author Archives: biochembelle

Stories we tell strangers

We have these tidy, polished narratives we tell. We tell them to ourselves to rationalize, to justify, to remind us of why we’re here, why we’re enduring. We tell them to others to convince them of our investment, our devotion, … Continue reading

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2018: a year of building

It’s funny… As my life becomes more frenetic, I’ve found myself more consistently making time in the early morning to catch up on my RSS feeds. This morning, I saw Megan Poorman’s post about setting a theme for the year, … Continue reading

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I should be sleeping

But it’s hard to sleep these days, even when I’m exhausted. It’s the stress and the excitement and the long list of things to get done. In a little over a month, I’ll be in a new place. It’s not … Continue reading

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The cost of networking

We talk a lot about how networking is really important. And it is. Many collaborations, jobs, and other professional (and personal) opportunities arise out of connections made with others, often at conferences or local happy hours or any other number … Continue reading

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A place for the stories of science & its harms

We were on a fast train from Brescia to Venice, my partner and I seated on opposite sides of one of the tables that filled the cars. Across the aisle, a middle-aged white couple sat on one side, an older … Continue reading

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